Waiting for Black Adam on HBO Max? The good news for everyone who didn't want to buy or rent on video on demand, or see it in theaters — or just wants to see Teth-Adam become Black Adam again — is that your wait is almost over.
Black Adam, an epic-length tale that crosses millennia, isn't just about Dwayne Johnson's anti-hero character who doesn't have issues killing his villains. Black Adam introduces the Justice Society to the DCU, bringing in Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo).
That said, Black Adam's story begins in 2600 BC, where he's been imprisoned. Freed in present day, with tons of baggage about his own life, Black Adam is seen as a liberator for the Middle Eastern city of Kahndaq.
Hilariously, Black Adam arrives at home when everything it's done to change things in the DCU has been undone. I won't explain the details because of spoilers, but it's a magnificently-poorly-timed release.
Check out the trailer below, after with everything you need to watch Black Adam online.
How to watch Black Adam online from anywhere on Earth
Just because HBO isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch Black Adam if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be easy these days. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.
How to watch Black Adam online in the US
HBO and HBO Max are the primary ways to watch Black Adam online in the U.S. It will debut at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT on Friday (Dec. 16)
How to watch Black Adam online in the UK
Right now, Black Adam is only available for purchase or rental when it comes to UK streaming. It's on Prime Video in the UK
How to watch Black Adam online in Canada
Crave appears to be the location of Black Adam's Canadian streaming, and it will share the U.S. HBO Max date of Dec. 16.
Of course, those on vacation in Canada who stream live with their friends in the U.S. or U.K. will need a VPN service such as ExpressVPN to log in back home to use Sling, fubo or BBC iPlayer.
How to watch Black Adam online in Australia
Just like in the UK, Black Adam is only available for rental / VOD, using services such as Amazon in the UK.
Of course, those on vacation in Australia who stream live with their friends in the U.S. or U.K. will need a VPN service such as ExpressVPN to log in back home to use Sling, fubo or BBC iPlayer.
Black Adam poster
Black Adam movie trailer and clips
The first trailer for Black Adam was shown off at CinemaCon 2022, and kept hidden from the public at large. Us mere mortals, who don't own our own movie theaters, had to wait until early June — when Warner Bros release the trailer online.
The trailer reveals our best look at Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) and Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) — three members of the Justice Society of America. Plus we get to see more of Dwayne Johnson in his black lightning bolt-infused suit, and blowing up an awful lot of stuff.
Oh, and there's a scene that absolutely looks like it was lifted from the very first Iron Man movie.
A preview video also debuted at DC Fandome 2021, back in October, featuring shots of Dwayne in full costume. We also got to meet his supporting cast, and a clip where he incinerates a dude's skull to ash.
Black Adam movie cast
The Black Adam movie's first stages date back to September 2014, when Dwayne Johnson was tapped to play the titular hero.
In July 2020, casting picked up as Noah Centineo was selected for the role of Atom Smasher, a member of the JSA with the ability to alter his size and strength. In September of that yeare, more JSA positions were filled as Aldis Hodge joined the film as Hawkman, followed by Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone in December. Pierce Brosnan signed on in March 2021 to play the mystically-inclined Doctor Fate.
The full, announced cast, is as follows:
- Dwayne Johnson as Teth-Adam | Black Adam
- Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson | Doctor Fate
- Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall | Hawkman
- Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkell |Cyclone
- Noah Centineo as Al Rothstein | Atom Smasher
- Sarah Shahi in a Adrianna Tomax | Isis
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Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.